Gardens & Groves by Blair Updike

On exhibit in the Visitor’s Center at Bok Tower Gardens from 9am-5pm, October 16, 2015 through January 14, 2016. Updike shares her love of blue skies, gardens and groves, twisted trees, and the way light plays across the meadows and bays. Year-long Admission Annual Membership Starting at $45  Purchasing an annual membership to Bok Tower Gardens […]

An American in Venice: James McNeill Whistler and His Legacy

Exhibit runs through December 6, 2015. Regular Museum Hours Tue – Sat 10am – 5pm, Sun 1-5pm. The Museum is closed to the public on Mondays and major holidays. In 1879 American artist James McNeill Whistler arrived in Italy with a commission from the Fine Arts Society of London to create 12 etchings of Venice. […]

Student Art Competition Gallery Exhibit

Exhibit runs October 5-22, 2015. Gallery hours are Mon-Thur, 10am-2pm.

Blair Updike Gallery Exhibit

On exhibit October 1-22, 2015. Gallery hours are Mon-Thur, 10am-2pm.

Exhibition Reception for “Destinations in Painting” and “Moon Museum”

Exhibition reception for Destinations in Painting: The Kasten Collection and Moon Museum. The lecture begins at 6 pm, followed by hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.

Lakeland Art Guild Open Juried Exhibition

The Lakeland Art Guild’s Open Juried Art Exhibition runs from September 16 – November 11 in the main lobby across from the box office at The Lakeland Center.

Robert Vickrey: Master of Magic Realism

Exhibit runs September 4 – November 4, 2015. Gallery hours are 9am-4pm weekdays, when school is in session. Opening Reception: Friday, September 4 – 7:00 p.m. FSC is pleased to present the work of American master Robert Vickrey, one of the most celebrated magic realist artists of the twentieth century and perhaps the most storied […]

Pop-Up Art Tour Launches August 21st

Main Street Bartow, Inc. is putting a new spin on economic development with an innovative approach to creating attention to some of their unoccupied buildings and spaces in their Main Street District. They will be joining the current trending craze of Pop-Up Art Galleries with a slight twist. Instead of staging the art in one […]

My Winter Haven: Doors and Architecture

On exhibit during regular business hours in Winter Haven City Hall through July 15, 2016.

15th Annual Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition (FLOSC)

Descending Night by Jack Howard-Potter

March 2015 – February 2016 Every year, Polk Museum of Art works with local cities to install new sculptures in downtown parks. This year, the Cities of Winter Haven, Lakeland and Sebring are participating in the Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition. Sculptures are selected by a committee of community members and Museum staff for the Florida […]

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